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Where would YOU serve in WW2?

Discussion in 'What If - Other' started by Kai-Petri, Oct 13, 2002.

  1. Kai-Petri

    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    Well, something I have been thinking of at times. What army and where would YOU serve in WW2 if you could decide the troops? No, not a general, but to start as part of the troops as concricpt? Waffen-SS, Luftwaffe, Paras, British, US and the division which colours and uniform you wish to wear.

    I would go for the Finnish volunteers of Waffen-SS first and later on ( if survived the hell in Grozny etc ) back to the Finnish panzer grenadier forces lead by Finnish General Lagus for the battle of Karelia isthmus 1944 when 600 Russian tanks were destroyed!

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  2. sommecourt

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    I'd be happy to serve in the PBI of the British Army, or follow my father's footsteps into the Royal Artillery; truly one of the elite and best performing arms of service in WW2!
     
  3. C.Evans

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    First, as an Ami, I would serve in the 8th Air Force in the B-17s as a waist gunner.

    As a Jerry--I would have probably been in the Army in the Signals branch and serving in France.
     
  4. Mustang

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    In the 8th USAAF flying escort for B-17's and B-24's in a P-51D!!! :D
     
  5. C.Evans

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    Mustang--should I look out for the red-nose painted Stangs? :D
     
  6. Mustang

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    Ecspecially watch out for the one that says "Big Beautiful Doll" on the side! ;)
     
  7. dasreich

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    #1-DAK
    #2-LSSAH
    #3-RAF
    #LAST-Red Army footsoldier
     
  8. Mustang

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    I definetely would not want to be a red army foot soldier. Did't they only have 1 gun for 2 people??? :confused:
     
  9. Panzerknacker

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    Australian RAAF bombing missions as a gunner-tail or top turret.

    USAAF 8th-waist gunner on a B-17

    German-U-Boat crewman, Luftwaffe pilot-or Wehrmacht soldier serving in France.
     
  10. Steve

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    US Army in either theater, preferably a sgt.
     
  11. Carl G. E. von Mannerheim

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    A Lt. in the AAF in the Phillipines, first defendind them in My P-40 or B-17, then fighting as a infantry man on the Bataan Peninsula and on Corregidor during the Fall of the Phillipines.
     
  12. Sniper

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    Hard choice.

    First choice, Royal Marines.

    Second choice, Royal Armoured Corps.

    Third choice, Any of the British Army research establishments (especially tanks) so I could play with everyone else's tanks, guns etc. during and after the war. :D :D :D

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  13. redcoat

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    Royal Navy, serving on a Destroyer if possible:)
     
  14. De Vlaamse Leeuw

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    Being a soldier of the Africa Korps has always been a dream. Under the brilliant commmander Rommel.

    I want to be an infantry or driving a tank.
     
  15. De Vlaamse Leeuw

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    Being a soldier of the Africa Korps has always been a dream. Under the brilliant commmander Rommel.

    I want to be a soldier or driving a tank.
     
  16. Martin Bull

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    Fl;ying a Spitfire IX in Italy, I reckon.

    It's tempting to say the Paras - but just reading about the training makes me feel broken and exhausted....... :( :eek:

    [ 14 October 2002, 11:54 AM: Message edited by: Martin Bull ]
     
  17. C.Evans

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    Great Choice--ive seen several pics of "Big Beautiful Doll". She sure is a beauty. [​IMG]
     
  18. charlie don't surf

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    Preferably in a tank- tank save lives!

    regards
     
  19. mp38

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    Very good question, and I have pondered this question before. I would have to say that I probably would've joined the Luftwaffe, and volenteered to be a fallschimjager! Taking Eben Emal by gliders, and later Droping out of a Ju52 into the British/Austrailian stronghold of Crete!
    Now that would be awesome! :D
    Kickin' ass and taken initials! I don't have time for names! :D

    My second choice would be a Luftwaffe figher pilot. Flying the Fw190 and later Ta152, and scoring over 300 kills of course! [​IMG] Mostly Mustangs! :D ;) [​IMG]

    Matt :cool:
     
  20. Mustang

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    You wouldn't be takin' down no Mustangs. The Mustangs be takin' you down I tell you what. Them there Mustangs be just to much for yall' to handle. Pardon my slang. ;)

    My second choice would be to be a mechanic who mainly works on Rolls-Royce Merlin engines. :D
     

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